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Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debate in Jacksonville, FL on CNN 8 P.M. EST
Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/26/2012 3:56:03 PM PST by kristinn

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To: JouleZ

Mitt stacked states favor to him for super Tuesday.
Establishment is with him.
People should against him.
Rick can’t win, only hope is Newt to stop Obama version 2.0.
Mitt is a liar and arrogant.
I hope senior citizens of Florida can see through Mitt shenanigans .


2,101 posted on 01/26/2012 8:43:20 PM PST by jennychase
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To: RitaOK

OK. I found an article by Major Garrett about the establishment going after Newt and pinged you and jimrob to it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2838589/posts?page=1


2,102 posted on 01/26/2012 8:45:43 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (It's a Newtiful Day today!)
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To: Paul R.

“Absolutely right. Newt’s speech yesterday(?) on space exploration and DEVELOPMENT detailed past vision recalled (Lincoln pushing railroads at a time when many thought the idea “crazy”) and effective ways to get this job done at greatly reduced cost.”

I agree that we need to set higher goals but I think Newt’s over-reaching with a lunar base. People are so focused on our current economic situation that they won’t even want to think about something that big.


2,103 posted on 01/26/2012 8:45:45 PM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: altura

Now folks are trying to culture a meme in Texas that over 50% of the people don’t want him to run for another term as Governor, even as Texas prospers over the other states in this stagnant economy.

It’s just nuts.


2,104 posted on 01/26/2012 8:45:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: txhurl
"I’m saying Santorum can’t win the nomination."

While the odds are certainly stacked against him, I'm not about to write him off quite yet. People with backbones frequently attempt to defy the odds and sometimes they even pull it off.

Clearly, you don't understand the concept.

2,105 posted on 01/26/2012 8:46:02 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: roses of sharon
Was it Mae West who said, "goodness had nothing to do with it?"


2,106 posted on 01/26/2012 8:46:41 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: truthluva

I think Newt has been advised to behave himself... try to act presidential... stay above the fray. He has not been confrontational for a calculated reason. He has a pit bull reputation and he’s trying to act more like a cuddly coonhound than a rabid attack dog. It’s a shame if folks think he lost the debate because he didn’t act like he had rabies.


2,107 posted on 01/26/2012 8:47:04 PM PST by vortigern
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To: alstewartfan

After all that, Santorum still just divides up the conservative vote.

He is not for conservatism, he is for Ricky Sweater.

He gives all for Rick.


2,108 posted on 01/26/2012 8:47:04 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: editor-surveyor

? I thought Newt did well. What are you talking about?


2,109 posted on 01/26/2012 8:47:18 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: editor-surveyor

I agree.
his foreign policy is wacky.


2,110 posted on 01/26/2012 8:47:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: frnewsjunkie

“I came here to be among those who believe in our country.”

Me too. After I realized the audience was stacked against Newt and watching Wolfie cutting off Newt’s applause but letting Romney have his paid sycophants holler their empty heads off, I just couldn’t stand any more depressing interviews on TV.

You people are the Remnant. Thank you for being here.


2,111 posted on 01/26/2012 8:48:46 PM PST by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: katiedidit1

>> “ but thanks to NASA technology a “cool” laser is providing thousands of patients with an alternative to heart bypass surgery.” <<

.
That one loses!

There is a far better, safer, more effective alternative:

Nutrition, and rejection of drugs and surgery, and their horrendous dangers.
.


2,112 posted on 01/26/2012 8:49:05 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: crymeariver


2,113 posted on 01/26/2012 8:49:05 PM PST by glock rocks (I didn't leave the Republican party, it left me.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Me, a Perry supporter, doesn’t understand the concept of underdog?

If you really think Santorum can go frontrunner.....


2,114 posted on 01/26/2012 8:49:54 PM PST by txhurl
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To: FreeReign

Well he is right. The rights we have are not unlimited:
1) We have a right to free speech but not to libel;
2) We can bear arms but not a nuclear weapon;
3) we can be secure in our home but can be served a warrant;
4) Goverment cannot take private property for public use UNLESS just compensation is given.
Etc...


2,115 posted on 01/26/2012 8:50:17 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: FreeReign

What I will never understand is how Perry never recovered from the “instate tuition” thing, which he could not veto and had nothing to do with illegal immigration.

Then Newt promotes Amnesty and folks cheered.


2,116 posted on 01/26/2012 8:51:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gswilder
I remember the first election I voted in.... 1980 for the greatest president of the 20th Century, Ronald Reagan.

My first vote was in 1964 for Barry Goldwater although I campaigned for Richard Nixon, when he was still a solid Conservative, back in 1960. I was just under voting age then.

Along with President Ronald Wilson Reagan's greatness in the 20th Century, I really can add only one more who was in his league, Calvin Coolidge. President Coolidge's address to Congress in 1923 was prophetic:

American institutions rest solely on good citizenship. They were created by people who had a background of self-government. New arrivals should be limited to our capacity to absorb them into the ranks of good citizenship. America must be kept American. For this purpose it is necessary to continue a policy of restricted immigration. It would be well to make such immigration of a selective nature with some inspection at the source, and based either on a prior census or upon the record of naturalization. Either method would insure the admission of those with the largest capacity and best intention of becoming citizens. Those who do not want to be partakers of the American spirit ought not to settle in America.

2,117 posted on 01/26/2012 8:52:10 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: RitaOK; sheikdetailfeather
I posted an article earlier today on the Romney campaign showing up at Gingrich events in Florida.
2,118 posted on 01/26/2012 8:53:02 PM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Bronzy

Sorry, but the fudgereport is blocked on my computer. Of course, I had trouble figuring out why people called it a conservative news site long before this week.

He can stick that poll you know where.


2,119 posted on 01/26/2012 8:53:02 PM PST by womanvet (Lesser of 2 evils is Romney...no, come to think of it, he is pure evil.)
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To: nathanbedford

Regardless, it was still good to see that you, or anyone on FR, have no illusions about Romney or the GOP.

They are the walking dead as a political party.


2,120 posted on 01/26/2012 8:53:49 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Santorum is a slimey, big government, petulant, romney stalking horse, non-conservative, pro-labor, lightweight, back-stabbing, loser.”

Agreed.


2,121 posted on 01/26/2012 8:53:50 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: txhurl
"Me, a Perry supporter, doesn’t understand the concept of underdog?"

I have a lot of respect for Perry and think he helped shape the issues. I respect his choice to suspend and while I don't begrudge his getting out, I would have liked for him to have stayed in as well.

IMHO, he still had the potential to bring it all home, too.

2,122 posted on 01/26/2012 8:54:01 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: jennychase

Mitt stacked states favor to him for super Tuesday.
Establishment is with him.
People should against him.
Rick can’t win, only hope is Newt to stop Obama version 2.0.
Mitt is a liar and arrogant.
I hope senior citizens of Florida can see through Mitt shenanigans .

*******

I have no idea what you are talking about. I wish I could put a pancake on a bunny but I’m too lazy to look up the HTML. Thanks for the response...I guess.


2,123 posted on 01/26/2012 8:54:06 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: editor-surveyor

laser surgery is wonderful for people diagnosed with cancer. It is less invasive. Sure prevention is great but some children and others that live healthy life styles still get cancer. I thank God and NASA for the wonderous things they have done to improve our health, day to day life and so much more...too bad you do not grasp that! I stated that was a drop in the bucket as to the many innovations accomplished. I support space exploration and agree with Newt.


2,124 posted on 01/26/2012 8:54:19 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Well, from what I saw (and I turned it off after 30 minutes) Santorum did win, so I can’t fault him for that.

Let him get the votes he’s earned, probably won’t be many but I hope he stays in beyond Florida.

He was my last choice but I’m liking him a little more lately.


2,125 posted on 01/26/2012 8:54:23 PM PST by altura
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To: ez

I suppose it would be a mystery to you.


2,126 posted on 01/26/2012 8:54:33 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: altura

“Let him get the votes he’s earned, probably won’t be many but I hope he stays in beyond Florida.”

If Romney wins Florida, I’m not sure if it matters who else stays.


2,127 posted on 01/26/2012 8:56:10 PM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: rbmillerjr

RE: my #2037, my money’s on #3.


2,128 posted on 01/26/2012 8:56:15 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: katiedidit1

I think sometimes people are saying ‘Nooooot’ and it sounds like boos.


2,129 posted on 01/26/2012 8:58:26 PM PST by altura
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To: katiedidit1

It was a courtesy ping.

How long have you been here? :o)


2,130 posted on 01/26/2012 8:59:14 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

agree some of the questions were pathetic and the woman holding a Puerto Rican flag while asking about it becoming a state was stupid just as stupid as why would your wife be the best first lady ?

Really stupid questions and asking about faith , really why is it that the left never ask those questions to their own?

2,200 seats went to the establishment tonight and only 800 to the public of which I tried to get one.

One muslims guy asking about their right to peace etc, are you frigging serious there is no country called Palestine unless you’re a lefty or a muslim


2,131 posted on 01/26/2012 9:00:31 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: jersey117
He’s supposed to be the master debater. Isn’t that why everyone signed up with him?

No...willard the rat is, although I am not sure how he masterdebates while wearing magic underwear.

2,132 posted on 01/26/2012 9:01:12 PM PST by womanvet (Lesser of 2 evils is Romney...no, come to think of it, he is pure evil.)
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To: editor-surveyor

at least 8 yrs registered


2,133 posted on 01/26/2012 9:01:51 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: alstewartfan

I like Rick and wanted him but lets face it, the man has no chance and will drop out after my state.

i cannot vote for him even though I agree with all and let the RINO establishment in.


2,134 posted on 01/26/2012 9:02:02 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: ari-freedom

TEA will decide this.

I am not concerned about the interim conflap.


2,135 posted on 01/26/2012 9:02:09 PM PST by txhurl
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To: mylife

Not sure it is Newt per se, that people are cheering.

Speaking for myself tho, it is the fight we want to see, with some ruthless SOB thrown in.

Asking a bit much I know, for no modern Republican (save Palin in 08) has even come close.

It would be nice to die fighting on our feet for once, instead of on our knees begging for good press while being sliced from ear to ear.


2,136 posted on 01/26/2012 9:03:19 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: manc

I believe Palestinians are unwanted Jordanians.
They have a home. Go there and knock off the rukus!!


2,137 posted on 01/26/2012 9:03:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

It’s all over the liberal press. It won’t last. People will realize the truth.


2,138 posted on 01/26/2012 9:04:18 PM PST by altura
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Mark it down. It Mittens wins FL its over. Chance of Newt Overcoming is slim to nil. Chance of Santorum overcoming is even worse.


2,139 posted on 01/26/2012 9:04:25 PM PST by Bailee
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To: txhurl

I wish this election was just between Newt and Santorum. I don’t understand this attraction to Romney at all.


2,140 posted on 01/26/2012 9:04:35 PM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I agree.


2,141 posted on 01/26/2012 9:05:06 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Proudcongal

I’m in St Augustine and not one person I know want Romney, we all see him for what he is.

My wife and I tried to get tickets but was told off the Duval GOP that there would be 3000 seats but only 800 to the public.
The lady was nice but it showed that the establishment took those seats and filled them with Romneybot RINO’s


2,142 posted on 01/26/2012 9:05:51 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: roses of sharon

I understand, but it would be even better to WIN!


2,143 posted on 01/26/2012 9:05:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: katiedidit1

No surgery at all is better.

Nutrition/herbal therapy ALWAYS works when no invasive treatment has been done. Its the ones that have been given up for dead after failed treatment that have a lesser chance at healing, because they have been so severely weakened.


2,144 posted on 01/26/2012 9:06:23 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: ari-freedom

I am beginning to believe that the entire cast of candidates for the republican nomination are out to destroy the conservative movement as well as the republican party. It would be best if all of them simply withdrew and let uninstructed delegates come up with the nominee. This is a year which conservatives should easily win the election but the tawdry performance by all concerned is going to lead to the ruin of the republic by the reelection of Obama.


2,145 posted on 01/26/2012 9:06:31 PM PST by brydic1
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To: Kryn-Man

Don’t you get it Mitt is a democrat. That is why the establishment is pushing him. I would never vote for Romney.


2,146 posted on 01/26/2012 9:06:35 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: ari-freedom

I think those in washington (repubs) think they can control mitt to do what they expect of a moderate/liberal... who is in control anyway?


2,147 posted on 01/26/2012 9:06:45 PM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: kristinn; sheikdetailfeather

Thank you Kristinn. I will check your article out, and I see sheik has now found the Major Garrett column he just posted also. Thank you for your excellent web wrestling!! You’re among the best at threading the needle on our debates.


2,148 posted on 01/26/2012 9:07:24 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: altura

I know.
It’s ridiculous.
All will be forgotten by 2014.


2,149 posted on 01/26/2012 9:07:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jennychase

” only hope is Newt to stop Obama version 2.0. “

Various polls , for what they are worth , say otherwise .


2,150 posted on 01/26/2012 9:07:47 PM PST by sushiman
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